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the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad wants the u.n. to recognize palestine as an observer state. netanyahu is expected to talk about the threat from iran's nuclear program. and yesterday egyptian's new president spoke. >> reporter: egypt's newly elected president made his first appearance. >> translator: today every egyptian shares a sense of self-confidence. >> reporter: he called for the world to step in to end the violence in syria. >> translator: we have to put an to end this tragedy. it is the tragedy of the age. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad challenged the dominance of world powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing nuclear weapons. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. one of the holliest
, and that includes the military option, remains on the table. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad denies the accusations his country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. >> translator: let's even imagine we have an atomic weapon. what intelligent person would fight 5,000 american bombs with one bomb? >> reporter: the president is also expected to address unrest in syria, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential campaign. >> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped on that comment and said that 20,000 deaths in syria, the american ambassador in libya being killed and the election of a muslim brotherhood member to be the egyptian president are not what he would call bumps in the road. >> we're seeing ourselves at the mercy of events rather than shaping event
that its nuclear program is peaceful. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not respond to mr. obama's remarks. he said he didn't want to influence the presidential election. tuesday he told the associated press a new world order needs to emerge from years of which he described as american bullying and domination. mahmoud ahmadinejad scheduled to address the general assembly this morning. you can see our interview a little later on cbs "this morning." >>> cbs money watch now. budget protests in europe and airlines rack up those baggage fees. ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: workers in greece went on a general strike today for the first time since the coalition government was formed three months ago. they are protesting $16 billion worth of upcoming spending cuts that will slash wages, pensions and welfare benefits but with the country on the brink of bankruptcy the greek government is expected to approve those unpopular cuts. and more austerity protests in madrid. thousands of demonstrators clashed with police. they are demanding constitutional reform as the government prepares
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